ECCI on the hunt for budding entrepreneurs

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is on the hunt for a new batch of budding Scottish entrepreneurs eager to take their markets by storm, as it opens the first stage of its Climate-KIC Accelerator for applications today.

The recruitment drive is part of ECCI’s partnership with Climate-KIC – Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme – which aims to get low carbon start-ups investment-ready. The deadline for submissions is 24 January 2018.


The three-stage, 18-month Climate-KIC Accelerator programme offers early stage entrepreneurs access to up to €60,000 grant funding, business coaching with experienced professionals, a range of masterclasses and free workspace at ECCI’s vibrant Edinburgh hub. Stage 1, which comes with up to 10,000 euros, helps companies find their market niche and figure out how to make money and scale up.


Since launching Climate-KIC at ECCI in June 17 start-ups have been through the programme scooping 14 awards and more than £400,000 investment, creating 17 jobs and registering three new businesses. The businesses taking part in the programme also saved the equivalent of more than 260,000 tonnes of carbon annually – the same weight as more than 100,000 elephants.


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